April 6, 2019 Subject:
A complete course in sci-fi in a single book.
Though I just finished reading this compendium, I'm going to look for a physical copy for my library.
Presented in chronological fashion every story is a gem. By the time the genre matured to the point of handing out awards nearly every story here is a multiple award winner. The few that aren't deserved to be.
We are taken from Wells and Vern through the Golden age, the post-golden age, cyberpunks and feminist consciousness.
The brief bios in front of each story give their own glimpse of the critters that populate and promulgate the world of sci-fi, and an amazing lot they are.
As one female author is quoted, There is Science fiction and science Fiction. Here we feast on both.